Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. Named to Naismith Early Season Watch List

Otto Porter, Jr. was one of 50 players selected to the Naismith Award Preseason Watch List.

Nov. 26, 2012

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sophomore Otto Porter Jr. (Morley, Mo./Scott County Central) was one of 50 college basketball players selected to the Naismith Award early season watch list by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Porter is one of seven BIG EAST players selected to the Watch List.

The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012-13 season. The Naismith Men's College Player of the Year will be presented on April 7, 2013 in Atlanta.

The selection to the Naismith Award watch list was one of several honors for the sophomore, who was also named to the Wooden Award Watch List. In addition, Porter was named an Associated Press preseason honorable mention All-American and was selected to the preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.

Porter made his season debut last week after missing most of the team's first two games. In a 2-1 week for the Hoyas, which included a win over No. 13 UCLA and an overtime loss to No. 1 Indiana, Porter averaged 16.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game.

Porter finished the 2011-12 season ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 9.7 points per game and led the team in rebounds with 6.8 per game. He appeared in all 33 of GU's games, starting eight times, and led the team in field goal percentage, connecting on 52.5 percent of his shots from the floor. Porter, who averaged 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals, reached double figures in scoring 14 times, had seven double figure rebounding games and recorded three double-doubles.

 

 

More Headlines
Hoyas Rally but Fall to St. John’s, 86-80 Georgetown fought back from a seven-point deficit with less than two minutes ... Georgetown Visits St. John’s on Saturday at Madison... The Georgetown University men’s basketball team will play its final two... Former Georgetown Star Chris Wright Thrives Overseas in... The opportunity to attend and play basketball at Georgetown has given Chris... Georgetown Falls to DePaul, 67-65 Georgetown led by 14 points in the first half, fell behind early in the...
Shop Now
Auctions

#HoyaSaxa

widget powered by zoomph

Schedules

February 25
L, 86-80
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.
RECAP

FSN (MASN2)
106.7 FM
February 28
6:30 PM
Seton Hall
Newark, N.J.

FS1
106.7 FM
March 4
12:00 PM
Villanova
Verizon Center

FOX/FS2
106.7 FM